“Traditional dining room decorating in Japanese culture” is a concept that I have come to truly appreciate over the years. For one thing, traditional Japanese dining rooms seem so much more elaborate and beautiful than the more typical American style diners that I have seen over time. But it seems that even within the framework of traditional Japanese design, there is room for a lot of innovation… especially when it comes to the dining room furniture! For instance, what about bamboo? Or maybe traditional wood furniture?
Personally, when it comes to traditional Japanese dining room decorating, I prefer to keep it simple. I guess that is because I’m from North America and my experiences with traditional dining room decorating have been pretty limited to quick-fix fixes that don’t seem to work very well at all. I will give the same type of fix I gave to my bamboo flooring review – quick and easy, but don’t last long. I recently came across bamboo kitchen cabinets as an alternative to traditional kitchen cabinets. These are definitely traditional looking, but they are also quite unique as well. They are made of bamboo, which is not only a great alternative for a traditional look, but it is also a sustainable material that is very environmentally conscious.
This is a great alternative to traditional Japanese traditional dining room decorating for a couple of reasons. First of all, traditional Japanese design is quite basic when it comes to the materials used. Bamboo is one of the more common and readily available materials for traditional Japanese furniture. In this respect, it acts as a bridge between two worlds… traditional and modern.
Secondly, if you are looking for traditional Japanese decorating, you’ll find that many of the pieces featured in traditional Japanese decorating will be quite simple in design. For example, a traditional Japanese table and chairs might have just two or three matching pieces and are made of either wood metal, or a combination of two or three of these materials. This allows you to incorporate the natural beauty of traditional Japanese design without having to spend money on elaborate, multi-colored decorations.
I was quite taken with one particular piece that I saw on a website. It was made entirely out of bamboo, which to me seems very eco-friendly. The color was neutral, and the style was very traditional Japanese, with a curved shape. I really like the simple lines and the clean, Zen feel of the piece. It really looks good as part of a traditional Japanese setting, or as an accent piece in any sort of traditional dining room decorating.
Another thing that you might want to look for in traditional Japanese decorating is the use of natural elements and materials. For example, a traditional Japanese dining room might include a rice cooker. Again, the design is clean, uncluttered, and simple, yet the cook is able to maintain a high degree of control over the rice cooked for his guests. This is the ultimate in traditional Japanese design, as the cook has so much control over the end result, yet the guests are still fully aware of the dish they are eating.
I also love traditional Japanese decorating in the form of a traditional Japanese shakotah, or table. A shakotah is not necessarily traditional Japanese furniture. It is a small table that traditionally houses items such as a shaka, or a prayer mirror. Instead of displaying family photos or pictures of important events, shakotah tables are used to focus the family’s collective memory. Because they are small, they are easily stored away when not in use and can be easily moved from location to location if desired.
If you are looking for a truly traditional Japanese feel in your home, traditional Japanese decorating is definitely the way to go. The beauty of traditional Japanese design is not always easily replicated by Western decorating methods, but with careful planning and creative vision, this is not impossible. Remember to always look to your ancestry for inspiration when selecting traditional Japanese furnishings and decor. It is one of the most authentic ways to get the true traditional Japanese feel right in your home.